FICON (FCV Mode) Planning Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 16 March 2000

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ISBN-10: 073841560X
ISBN-13: 9780738415604
IBM Form #: SG24-5445-00
(154 pages)

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Authors: Ken Trowell, Franck Injey, John Stimson


This IBM Redbooks publication covers the planning for S/390 FICON channels operating in FCV mode into an existing S/390 ESCON channel environment. It provides the information required for all stages of planning for the S/390 9672 G5 and G6 FICON channel in operating FCV mode. Also included is information required for planning for the installation and use of the FICON Bridge adapter in the 9032 Model 5 ESCON Director, and the OS/390 definition changes required to support the movement of control units from ESCON to FICON (FCV mode) channels.

Table of contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to designing a FICON configuration
Ch. 2 ESCON to FICON assessment
Ch. 3 FICON (FCV) Channel attachment and operation
Ch. 4 9672 FICON channel installation support
Ch. 5 9032 Model 5 ESCON Director
Ch. 6 FICON cabling and connectivity
Ch. 7 S/390 Channel performance paradigms
Ch. 8 FICON performance
Ch. 9 S/390 FICON (FCV) configuration support
Ch. 10 S/390 FICON (FCV) CTC support
Ch. 11 FICON (FCV) configuration scenarios
Ch. 12 ESCON to FICON aggregation
Ch. 13 FICON (FCV) configuration design
App. A FICON Planning Worksheet

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